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GET COLLEGE READY

Using this Get College Ready resource will support you to get ahead even before the first term starts. It provides answers to questions you might not have thought to ask and gives you an idea about what extra activities you can get involved in, or how you can access work experience opportunities.  You’ll also find information about the wide array of support services we have available at College and contact details for the team so you can get in touch, even during the holidays.

FIND OUT MORE BY READING OUR GET COLLEGE READY BROCHURE BELOW

TOP TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR COLLEGE LIFE

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DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP WITH  ANYTHING

Experienced and friendly staff are on hand to help and advise you and answer your questions. We also have a brilliant
Student Support team, who work really hard to make sure you have a highquality, enriching and enjoyable time at college, in a safe environment.

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GET YOUR EQUIPMENT

It’s best to sort out all the equipment you will need before you start with us.

Check with one of our tutors for further information.

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PLAN AHEAD

Your first few assignment deadlines might be weeks away, so make sure you don’t fall behind.

Use daily and weekly planners to help you get organised.

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MANAGE YOUR MONEY

Having more freedom will mean that you are likely to spend extra on social events and travel.

So remember: make a budget for each month or term and stick to it!

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TURN UP

Make sure your attendance and punctuality is excellent. This means attending all lessons and tutorials on time. It really is the key to your success and matters when you’re applying for higher education courses or jobs. Also make use of your free periods or free days; maximise your independent learning time by utilising the library, online journals and other research methods which are vital to your progression.

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PUSH NEW BOUNDARIES BY LEARNING AT A HIGHER LEVEL AND FOCUSING IN ON YOUR TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL PASSION

It might take some time to get used to the format and layout of assignments, so do come and speak to our specialist teams to help you succeed.

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GET INVOLVED WITH THE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ON OFFER

Universities and employers love to see that you have done something in addition to your main study programme. We will help you find valuable work experience through our Careers and Employability teams, alongside supporting you to develop your interview skills and confidence.

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AND FINALLY

Stay true to yourself – let your personality shine whilst you make new friends and meet new people, just be yourself!

KEEP
CONNECTED!

Regardless of the challenges and barriers you might be facing, we want to let you know you’ll have support every step of the way from Croydon College.

Keep connected with us through our social media pages and give us a follow to keep up to date with everything we are up to.